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Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 3:00am EST
russia. john kerry and sergei lavrov are due to meet in paris. they are meant to talk about syria, but no doubt ukraine will fig fighture. ukrainian soldiers, meanwhile, have been, in some says forced to choose sides. jennifer glasse reports from sevastopol. >> if there's somewhere where the russians have full control, it's here at sevastopol. ships of the black sea fleet halt all traffic, draining all life from this otherwise thriving port. if the russian's intentions is to take over ukrainian military instillations, it is not over yet. ukrainian servicemen refuse to yield to the russian show of force. >> the russians take position in front of this army base. we spoke to some of the ukrainian servicemen through the gate. they said they had not received an ultimatum. they said they had no intention to vender the base because they had pledged loyalty to ukraine, and said that they hoped it would be solved peacefully. the soldiers are digging in for the long haul. relying on the support of relatives to keep them going while politicians reach a compromise. >> this story has two sides. on
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 5:00am EST
sergei lavrov are due to meet in paris. they are meant to talk about syria, but no doubt ukraine will feature. while the documents talk, ukrainian soldiers are essentially surrounded by russian forces, being pressured, in some cases, to choose sides. russia will try everything it can to prevent violence. >> if you talk about self-defence of the crimean people, we have not given them any orders. with regards to russian troops there were special measures taken to be vij lant. we'll do everything we can to protect bloodshed. >> we have this report from the crimean port of sevastopol where ukrainian soldiers are being pressured to choose sides. >> ships of the black sea fleet drop military and civilian traffic at sevastopol, draining all life from this otherwise thriving port. this is an easy target for the russians. if their intention is to take over all military installations in crimea, the mission is not over. ukrainian servicemen refused to yield to the russian show of force. >> the russians have taken position in front of this army base in sevastopol. we spoke to some ukrainian
BBC America
Mar 5, 2014 6:00am EST
crimea. russian forces back to base. sergei lavrov has made it clear in the last few hours that the troops on the ground in crimea are not russian. he says they are from self-defense forces looking to russia for protection, but not members of the russian military. those are the outlines of the developments so far today. let's just listen to a little of what sergei lavrov had to say in mid drid. >> translator: i would to understand what you understand by pro russian forces. these are the forces of self-defense created by the residents of crimea. we did not order them. they didn't get any orders from us. as to the military personnel of the black sea fleet, they are in places of their dislocation, yes. some additional measures of extra vigilance were taken to provide the security of the troops of the police fleet. as our president said we will do everything not to let any bloodshed, not to any attempt at life and security of those who live in the ukraine including, of course, the citizens of the russian federation. >> reporter: sergei lavrov speaking in madrid. let's go to tom barge wh
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 11:00am EST
constitutes troops? >> sergei lavrov may say that, but as far as the west is concerned, those are russian troops they are trying to form late a response, and it seems as though it is going to be in economic term. here is what the president had to say today. >> today the european commission has identified a package to support ukraine. this is our contribution to tomorrow's meetings of [ inaudible ] government. the package combined could bring an overall support of at least 11 billion euros over the next couple of years. from european budget and european [ inaudible ] international financial institutions. it is a package designed to assist a committed inclusive, and reforms oriented ukrainian government. >> now del 11 billion euros is approximately $15 billion. that's almost exactly the sum the kremlin offered ukraine to stay away from the eu before all of this started. and they are talking about establishing a free-trade zone, and they are going to return money to ukraine. as far as the west is concerned, del, in the 21st century [ technical difficulties ] >> pro-western authorities in kie
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 2:00pm EST
forward. the russian foreign secretary sergey lavrov. >> this is a question of defending our citizens and compatriots, and ensuring human rights especially the right to life. those who are trying to interpret the situation as a sort of aggression and threatening us with sanctions and boycotts, these are the same partners who have consistently been declaring ultimatums and renounce dialogue. >> now, there may be an announcement from the russian foreign ministry saying they have come here to secure human lives and russ citizens but at the same time they also carry a pretty big stick. russian president vladimir putin making a surprise inspection of troops just across the border in russia, in an area on the northern and eastern border with the ukraine. they said those war games were scheduled months ago. but obviously given the environment, nobody is confidentably looking at that. we know the ukrainian -- comfortably looking at that. border line in that area where the war games are going, the north and the east of the country, and it indicates, del, that there is a real concern here in kiev t
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 8:00pm EST
from kiev, hoping to get him in a room alone with sergey lavrov. >> i had zero expectation that that kind of a meeting would take place, i did not expect it and we did not ask the foreign minister to come here for that purpose. >> all eyes will be on brussels, fear of division in the 27-member organization, strong actions, indicating that moscow may have gone too far. there was talk of not just punishing russia but helping ukraine. >> overall support of at least $11 billion euros over the next several years. it is a package designed to assist a committed inclusive and reforms-oriented ukrainian government. >> 11 billion euros approximately $15 billion, the same amount that russia offered to keep it from solidifying ties with europe before this crisis began. but helping with money is one thing. many here fear the diplomatic maneuvering could leave them behind. not here where it all began. phil itner, al jazeera, kiev. >>> tensions abroad while dealing with conflicting opinions here at home. mike viqueria is live in washington, d.c. mike. >> there was little to say for a day of diploma
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 11:00pm EST
minister, hoping to get him in a room with sergei lavrov. >> i had no expectation, zero expectation that today that kind of meeting will take place. i did not expect it. we did not ask the foreign minister to come here for that purpose. >> thursday all eyes will be on boroughs else. despite fears of divisions in the 27-member organization, strong reactionses to russia's moves indicates this time russia may have gone too far. >> there's talk of not just punishing russia, but helping ukraine. >> combined they could bring support of 11 billion euros. from the european union budgets and european union international-based financial institutions - it is a package designed to assist reforms for the ukrainian government. >> 11 billion euros, roughly 15 billion, the same amount russia offered ukraine to keep it from solidifying ties with europe. helping ukraine with money is one thing. many fear. diplomatic manoeuvring could leave them behind. their fate could be decided in washington or brussels, not here where it began. >> american military and political leaders focussing on matters overseas. t
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 6:00am EST
heard from foreign minister sergei lavrov before the meeting with kerry. what did he have to say? >> good morning, sergei lavrov speaking in madrid making clear the russian position is far from the american position. moscow believes president viktor yanukovych was ousted illegally. that moscow was forced to act because what happened in kiev could be contagious, criticising the west for supporting the new government in kiev, criticising what sergei lavrov called protesters acting against the ukrainian constitution and russia can't do anything about ordering forces back to bases because they are self-defence forces. that is a critical point. there are thousands of troops across the peninsula blockading bases and ports outside every gate of every military installation, russian, with weapons. they are military uniforms. ukrainian officers said they are clearly russian, they spoke to some. some have identified, the vast majority have not, but they are travelling in russian military vehicles and russian licence baits. >> you are in crimea, where tensions are high on tuesday. where do t
Al Jazeera America
Mar 6, 2014 5:00am EST
with russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov in paris. kerry described the meeting as constructive, but there was no diplomatic solution. barnaby phillips reports. >> a long day of diplomacy in paris brought no concrete results. if at the end john kerry hinted at progress in his talks with his counterpart sergei lavrov, he also said it's a difficult process. >> russia made is a choice and we have clearly stated that we believe it is the wrong choice, that is the choice to move troops into crimea. russia can now choose to de-escalate the situation, and we are committed to working with russia and together with our friends and allies, in an effort to provide a way for this entire situation to find the road to deescalation. >> foreign ministers originally agreed to come to par toys talk about the syrian war and its impact on lebanon. that conflict has been overshadowed by events in ukraine. >> all the activity at the palace suggests a willingness for dialogue. but the gulf interception is vast. russia considers the new government in kiev illegitimate, led by extremists. the west is goi
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 1:00pm EST
. sergey lavrov insisting that his country has a duty to protect ethnic russians in ukraine. donetske, is the home of viktor yanukovych. rory challenge in moscow. let's go to tim friend who is in the ukrainian capital of kiev. this suggesting that russians, the ukrainian defense ministry now being denied from russia. what's the story from where you are tim? >> reporter: well i think everyone has an agenda obviously with this crisis in crimea. and of course, to a certain extent it is in the ukrainians' interest to keep reports of russian aggression or alleged aggression or forthcoming aggression high on the agenda. now, it pa may well frof to be e in the -- prove to be true in the coming hours that russia is going to carry out some kind of ultimatum or fulfill some kind of deadline for ukrainian troops have have been -- who have been surrounded in crimea by pro-russian forces, in their barracks, on their ships, may make good this reported threat which was coming from sources certified the defense ministry here, may make good that, and actually fulfill their plan. but, as you say, it's
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 4:00pm EST
plane and heads for ukraine. he may meet with his russian counterpart sergey lavrov. >> michael, forgive me for the bluntness of this question. when we spend so much time on the international story. why does the u.s. impair the ongoing crisis in ukraine and particularly in crimea? >> that is threshold question, no question about it. that is the first question when the president ultimately faces the press on this that he will get from the press corps. a destabilized ukraine means a destabilized europe and all kinds of problems for the united states. the president also says today, when congress does return, they're out today on a snow day, he wants them to take up sanctions in coordination with the european union, against russia in retaliation for this. harry reid, the democratic leader says we can't wait, we have to go it alone. only 2% of the trade is done with russia. this affects europeans much more than it does the united states, in a much more direct fangs. any unilateral sanctions from united states wouldn't have the bite unless the europeans are going along with that. ther
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 6:00pm EST
russian counterparts sergei lavrov. >> reporter: so much mass happened since that handshake took place. they are the relations are at their worse part at any time since the cold war. the syrian government is well behind schedule in getting those deadly agents out of the country. >> some believe the assad government may welcome the fact that world's attention has moved. >> i think president assad is dancing because they know that the u.n. community has their hands full with ukraine, and the pressure will be taken off his back because of all of europe and united states and all the energy is now in ukraine. >> reporter: there could an down side for president assad, too. he relies on russian support in weapons and parts and tanks. but the sanctions against russian could hurt his war machine. >> the israeli military said it found weapons of missiles that have a range of 100 miles. israel has accused iran of supplying missiles to its enemies. >>> a trial for an al-qaeda spokesman wh, he is charged with killing americans after the september 11th attacks. john terrett is at the courthous
Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2014 2:00am EST
russian counterpart sergei lavrov. they are trying to stablilize the situation, and the military cries of ukraine has a dire economic situation as well. meanwhile, on capitol hill, the democratic leader, after barack obama called on congress to immediately take up sanctions this week, as soon as congress is back in town, harry reid, the democratic leader says he wants the europeans on board first. >> a reminder with the changing situation, stay with al jazeera america for the latest on the ukraine crisis. >> israel's prime minister is pushing back against u.s. diplomacy in the middle east. binyamin netanyahu and president obama met at the white house on monday. the u.s. and israel are committed to reaching lasting peace with the palestinians. >> it's my belief that ultimately it is still possible to create two states, a jewish state of israel, and a state of palestine in which people are living side by side in peace and security. but it's difficult. it requires compromise on all sides. >> binyamin netanyahu says israel has been making the compromises but the palestinians have not. >> w
Al Jazeera America
Mar 6, 2014 2:00am EST
negotiations. discussions will continue on thursday in rome with russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov. also on thursday e.u. will consider sanctions against moscow. penalties could prove tricky as russia is the biggest supplier of e.u.'s energy, and its biggest trading partner. >> in ukraine, a confrontation involving a senior u.n. official. armed men threatened to diplomat at gun point. nick schifrin is in sevastopol, and has more on the dramatic developments. >> for nearly an hour inside this cafe they barricaded u.n. envoy robert serry. demonstrators tried to stop us filming. whether at the cafe or airport they denied all access. the same activists blocked the door running serry out of the country. they feel empowered by the arrival of 16,000 troops. with my producer, we asked half a dozen soldiers and got the same silence. >> can i ask someone a question? he tells me to step away from the car and drive to this base. russian soldiers demanded ukrainians surrender their weapons. they are not to shoot so they block the front gates. anything they could. they successfully sent the russian tr
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 12:00pm EST
be spilled. >> phil ittner joins us live now from paris. >> del, sergey lavrov may say there are no troops, but as far as the west is concerned those are russian troops. it appears as though the tactic is going to be economic. here is what the european commission president had to say today. >> today the european commission has identified a package to support ukraine. this is our contribution to tomorrow meetings of the sitting government. the package combined could bring an overall support of at least 11 billion euros over the next couple of years, from european budget and european union international financial institutions. it is a package designed to assist a committed includive and reforms oriented ukrainian government. >> well, 11 billion euros is about $15 billion. exactly what the kremlin offered ukraine before this whole thing started to stay away from the eu, and the europeans are saying they are going to create a free trade zone effective immediately. and they intend to freeze the assets of those in previous regime, and return that to the ukraine. >> there are still demonst
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 2:00am EST
escalating alarm in secretary of state john kerry's voice. he spoke with sergei lavrov, his russian counterpart. jay carney's voice, he warned of a grave mistake if russia impinged upon the integrity of sovereign ukraine. president obama appeared in the briefing room at 5 o'clock and talked about cost to russia if they go ahead with what is apparently a military intervention. what are the costs. i spoke with a senior administration official. first and foremost they are talking about the g8. it's in sochi. that is familiar to most people, the site of the concluded winter olympics. hard to see how the g8, would join the americans and russia - it looks like that will be cancelled. russians said they want to keepen trade ties with the united states it's on hold. they are talking and pointing to the fact that the ruble appears to be losing value as part of the consequences that they see in the real world is taking place. >> president obama said a brief statement. here is part of it. >> we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside of
Al Jazeera America
Mar 5, 2014 4:00pm EST
sergei lavrov said that meet about ukraine in days to come. >>> the report said world powers who have helped provide weapons and support to either side in syria are responsible for war crimes commit there had. >>> israel said it has seized a shipment of rockets heading from iran to palestinian militants in the gaza strip. the israeli military said it found the weapons in a ship it intercepted. the officials said the rockets have a range of up to 100 miles. israel has accused iran of supplying weapons to its enemi enemies. opening statements under way in the criminal of a formal quite spokesman. he was captured in turkey last year and then brought to the united states. he is charged for killing americans after the september 11th attacks. those are the headlines. if you would like the latest on any of our stories we encourage you to head over to our website at www.aljazeera.com. it's www.aljazeera.com. inside story is next on al jazeera america. >> if you want to put the economic squeeze on another country during an international dispute, what are the tools of the trade? or lack of
Al Jazeera America
Feb 27, 2014 6:00pm EST
minister, and secretary kerry related part of his conversation with sergey lavrov. >> secretary of state laivesecrt the military exercise which has been conducted is not related to the ukraine and was previously scheduled but also important reaffirmed president putin's statement that russia will respect the territorial integrity of ukraine. good also a top priority among russia, the united states and the eu is economic stability within the ukraine. the u.s. said they would look to the imf to take the lead, but that has not been decided, that's being worked out as well, tony. >> white house correspondent mike viqueria, thank you. >>> a day of action is underway around the world to draw attention to the plight of our al jazeera colleagues in egypt. three al jazeera english correspondents. mohamed fahmy, peter greste and baher mohamed. al jazeera rejects the charges against them. putting down their cameras in solidarity with our staff. our colleagues in berlin came out to demand the charges against our colleagues be dropped. abdalla al shami has been on a hunger strike for more than a month
Al Jazeera America
Mar 6, 2014 6:00am EST
foreign minister sergei lavrov and the two will meet in rome. in ukraine a confront saying involving a senior united nations official. armed men threatened the u.n. envoy at gun point. he was forced to leave a day after arriving. phil ittner is in kiev. good morning. there's talk that the e.u. will not come to a consensus on sanctions. what are you hearing? >> stephanie, yes, that is always the concern when it comes to the iconsider, it's a 27 -- to the e.u. it's a 27-body, with dispirit nations all with their own relationships with russia. the new ukrainian prime minister arrived in brussels, he wanted to make it clear that this is not a fight between two nations. >> we urge the russian president and government immediately to pull back its forces and stick to international agreements signed between the ukraine and russia, this is not the ukraine and russian conflict. this is the conflict in europe. we need urntly, i would like to underline again, urgently to tackle this problem. >> now, it's also from a number of the european nations unlike - unusually that we are hearing this kind of
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Feb 28, 2014 7:00am PST
be able to balance the two. i think it's a dichotomy and i think sergei lavrov russia's extremely experienced and highly regarded foreign minister has said that this is not a zero sum game. not one of the other. it's both ukraine needs europe. as a trading partner as well as a political friend and ukraine is russia is no reason they cannot be on friendly terms with both assuming the russians and the europeans can agree that mr recently cannot agree sergei lavrov has worked closely with his opposite numbers. in the eu in poland and germany. in the united states. these foreign ministers can sit around a table as it did last week and cut a deal. make sure that russia and the others will sustain ukraine as a going country. we do not need a war in the middle of europe would be normal diplomatic relationships. this is not time for soldiers at the time for diplomats. we have seen some of the concerns though when it comes to tensions on the border between ukraine and russia it sounds as if you'll saying that perhaps at least from the russian perspective. i wish that we should be paying do
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 11:00pm EST
sergey lavrov. as well as the military crisis there, ukraine has a dire economic situation as well. meanwhile on capitol hill, the democratic leader after president obama today called on congress to immediately take up sanctions this week, as soon as congress is back in town. harry reid says he wants to europeans on board first. >> mike viqueria at the white house. let's look at possible economic sanctions. russia is tied to europe through appliance that carry national gas. what happens if the critical supply is cut off? ali velshi has that story. >> the peurch gets hal -- europn gets half of its natural gas supplies from russia. if the cost of german factory output increases because of a sustained increase in natural gas prices or production were to fall because of a shortage, that would rock europe, and ripple across the globe. disruption to russian gas supplies could happen in one of two ways. russia could shut off supplies preemptively in response to the threat of sanctions or russia could step things up mill tailor, sending troops into eastern ukraine which is part of the natu
Al Jazeera America
Mar 6, 2014 6:00pm EST
of aid to be administered by the imf. two consecutive days between sergey lavrov, secretary of state john kerry haven't turned up any visible progress. it was felt the president should come out and convince the situation. let's hear what he has to say. >> let international monitors into all of ukraine including crimea to ensure the rights of all ukrainians are being respected including ethnic russians. begin consultations between the ukraine and russia. and russia would maintain its bases. and the world should support the people of ukraine as they move to elections, in may. that's the path of deescalation. >> reporter: and the president trying to strike a fine balance using the tools at his disposal within the united states, talking about that in a moment trying to provide vladimir putin with that off ramp that you have heard the president talk about to send those international monitors into crimea if the concern is wea really that ethnc russians are under some threat. >> and the president announced some sanctions didn't he? >> expanding the ban on visas for certain russians, t
Al Jazeera America
Feb 28, 2014 11:00pm EST
consecutive day with sergey lavrov, warning about a russian incursion and sovereignty of ukraine. then we heard from jay carney, a warning of grave consequences if russia were to go into ukraine. then suddenly about 5:00 eastern time, president obama appeared in the briefing room and here's what he had to say. >> we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine. russia has a historic relationship with ukraine clul cultural and economic including cultural and economic ties. anything incursion would be deeply destabilizing which is not in the best interest of ukraine or europe. >> there would be a cost if russia been into ukraine. what would be the cost? military intervention on the part of nato or the united states, completely out of the question. what is the other? sanctions? earlier i spoke with an official and they said they are considering, the sochi winter olympics just concluding there, likely not going to go if this situation continues. russians have already made overtures in the last several months about deepening trade
BBC America
Mar 3, 2014 6:00am EST
geneva where the russian foreign minister has been speak. sergei lavrov, what did he have to say? >> reporter: it was interesting, an astonishing really. he had a prepared speech. this was clearly aimed at events in syria. and he said that military intervention usually abnormally harmed civilians and that you shouldn't intervene on the pretext of protecting civilians. and then all of a sudden he departed into a very robust, angry defense on russia's actions in ukraine in which he said russia intervened military to protect russian civilians. so, you know, our experience of sergei lavrov in geneva is normally a very clever operator. a clever foreign diplomat. but his speech today was really caught contradictory. not the one he planned to make. obviously changed on the plane coming over here to insert the section in which he was very blunt. it's our business. we need to protect russian civilians in ukraine. >> sit important to understand why ukraine matters so much in russia. did he spell out the historical links? >> not so much, no. what he talked about was ultra nationalists, viol
Al Jazeera America
Mar 2, 2014 4:00pm EST
been on the road with sergei lavrov, his russian counterpart, thursday and friday, receiving assurances. president obama spoke directly with vladimir putin, before the actions in crimea, and for 90 minutes yesterday, this is a crisis. there's no question about it, that's a lot at stake for ukraine and politically. >> thank you to mike viqueira live from the white house. thank you. >> members of n.a.t.o. met to discuss the crisis in ukraine. russia's actions violate international law and they call for u.n. mediation. >> we call upon russia to hop our all its international commitments to withdraw troops to its bases and refrain from akakses in ukraine. >> we heard the statements from the united nations, from n.a.t.o., andrij dobrensky, are these the signs of support that the ukrainians are hoping for. >> we need specific actions, what happened to ukraine, the ability for us to off the the president, who will be tried for crimes against humanity and malfeesance of our moneys, he's out of power because his party turned on him because of targeted sanctions against those in charge.
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Mar 5, 2014 5:30am PST
-- sergei lavrov say today. it will be a question as to whether russia will agree to this combat is the plan being floated. in paris, what is happening in these meetings, they're floating another plan. the contact group plan is russian troops crawling back from their current positions right now. they're talking about the dissolution of extremist groups and holding presidential elections as soon as possible. plan, theal french-german plan, calls for russia to be part of this contact group. there would be russian representatives as well as ukrainian representatives. that will be the key thing to watch this afternoon. so far it looks like russia is not at all inclined to joining this group and holding face-to-face talks with ukraine. there is going to be immense pressure on moscow as much as russia to be part of this contact group and get some sort of discussion between ukrainian representatives in russia. these are all the options that are being discussed right now. , keeping an so much eye on the diplomatic angle here in ukraine. as the crisis continues on the ground, some young ukrainia
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Mar 5, 2014 7:00am EST
state john kerry meeting russian counterpart sergei lavrov. let's catch up on all the developments and just before we do that, mention that financially this country is in huge difficulties. we heard about the americans, washington offering $1 billion in loan guarantees. we also heard the european commission saying they will be offering 11 billion euros over the next two years. the financial side being addressed by the international community as well as the military standoff in crimea. this report by nick chiles. >> reporter: the diplomatic big guns have been gathering in paris for the biggest diplomatic push yet to try to defuse the ukraine crisis and the deep freeze in east-west relations. for the west, the key question, will moscow accept a direct dialogue with the knew ukrainian authorities. >> the prime minister and president obama have both made clear that there must be significant costs to russia of violating its international obligations in this way. now, of course, we would much prefer to make diplomatic progress, but in the absence of that progress, there will be costs to russ
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Feb 28, 2014 10:00am PST
pieces territory would be tantamount to aggression russian foreign minister sergei lavrov new to assure us sicker to see john kerry the russian will respect ukraine's territory. other western nations like britain and germany are also calling on russia to help ease the turmoil in ukraine's russian dominated region. on thursday the new ukrainian government held its first cabinet meeting led by newly appointed prime minister in our city gets in you. in the meantime now said present a victory and a cold it is said to be in russia. russian state news agencies aree plansn hold a news conference on friday. he is a clear he is still ukraine's president but has lost support across almost the entire country chloe audio mix. over in seoul national assembly lawmakers passed a series of long pending bills as this much extraordinary session wrapped up today but they remain divided over a controversial revision to the nation's pension system our national assembly correspondent you don't go as he detests lawmakers in the national assembly passed a series of key lightly the bills on friday the last day
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Mar 6, 2014 10:30am PST
exit strategy in ukraine russian foreign minister sergei lavrov when us kids they don't carry but stressed the need to continue donald but no substantial agreements were made and has no direct meeting between the fall and spring income for twelve point three just activity came this makes the structure of suspending realty corporation and e
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Mar 3, 2014 7:00am EST
for con sill tear remarks. yet they are filed by rather hostile comments. sergei lavrov issen tkpwaeup en that as well. >> the troops have moved and poised on borders. on one side, the russians justifying what they have done. mr. lavrov speaking in geneva today. talking about ultra nationalistic with anti-semitic tendencies. and the west on its side. we heard mr. kerry yesterday, mr. hague today. they feel they need to respond to what they see is a violation of international law. but that's one level. and the second level you can hear from all of them is they are trying also to send messages of whether there is room to find a diplomatic way out of this. it's worth listening to what they say for what they want mr. lavrov was saying. they want to stand by the february 21st agreement. that was the agreement. the government, when it was then in opposition made then president yanukovych. the russians were focusing on what was going to be a national dialogue for which you can real self rule to turn it probably into some sort of federation. that was right. then there would be a natio
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Mar 4, 2014 6:30pm EST
secretary kerry's plane, and he told us that he expects to meet russian foreign minister sergey lavrov tomorrow. now, lavrov is scheduled to meet with kerry, but he has not yet signed on to meet with his ukrainian counter-part. >> pelley: margaret brennan in paris for us tonight. margaret, thank you very much. you heard margaret mention the u.s. is working on unspecified economic sanctions against russia but there's not a lot of support from the allies. here's anthony mason. >> reporter: the threat of economic sanctions has not kept russia from taking a tighter hold on ukraine's crimean peninsula. do you think the u.s. and the europeans are willing to let putin keep crimea? >> i don't think that they have much of a choice. >> reporter: willis sparks is an analyst with the eurasia group, a leading global consulting firm. >> the europeans don't want a direct confrontation with the russians because europe draws 28% of its natural gas from russia. >> reporter: two-third of that gas travels in pipelines through ukraine. germany gets 38% of its gas from russia, italy 22%, france 18. t
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Mar 5, 2014 10:00am PST
state john kerry and russian foreign minister sergei lavrov will hold off for the first time since the unrest in ukraine he dropped it. the tale of the meeting on the sidelines of a special conference at pains to help lead the non cope with the influx of syrian refugees. before traveling to france kerry stopped and he and michelle support for the country's interim government. afterward carry slanted brush and deployment of troops to crimea as an act of aggression. they added that the us is not looking for confrontation. in the streets today. i didn't see anybody who feels threatened. except for the potential of an invasion by russia. so i went to hope that present boom. it was assessed a chance all evidence everywhere in the world about troops being radio that they're not there that he will step back and listen carefully. that we would like to see this de escalate. the short trip to kiev kerry offered in economic and technical on package worth one billion us dollar is too hard. ukraine's new government. united states also plans to send technical advisor if ukraine to get the country's
PBS
Mar 5, 2014 8:00pm PST
he's brought up his complaints and face to face he met in paris with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov. nothing fancy i that time. caring and love ramen for the first time since former ukrainian president vikto yanukovich was overthrown two
PBS
Mar 6, 2014 10:00am PST
the table. us officials say kerry had presented russian foreign minister sergei lavrov with a plan for restoring ukraine sovereignty while addressing moscow's concerns about its black sea fleet and the many ethnic russians that lived in eastern ukraine. the two are expected to meet again in rome on thursday lover of confirm that the costs would continue the discussion between russia and ukraine did not materialize but the russian foreign minister calling ukraine's new government illegitimate. and brussels nato announced there will be no talks with moscow after russian president biden who refused to pull out russian forces from ukraine's crimea peninsula. what a tense standoff continues between pro russian forces and the ukrainian military nato said it also backed down from intuit mentioned link the searing chemical weapons and help build the capacity of the ukrainian military. meanwhile the european union has unveiled a package of aiding france ukraine's new government for its and fifty million us dollars over the next couple of years honey can i tell you it's meanwhile crimea scru
NBC
Mar 5, 2014 5:30pm PST
his end game. kerry tried to get answers today from putin's foreign minister, sergei lavrov, but lavrov refused to meet with ukraine's acting former minister, whom kerry had brought to paris, hoping to engineer the first talks between paris and ukraine's new transitional leader. why didn't you pete today? >> i don't know. >> reporter: while diplomats work, the u.s. is beefing up military presence in poland and the baltic, sending six additional fighter jets and a fueling plane to support nato. and this afternoon, hillary clinton tried to clarify remarks she had made comparing putin's moves to the nazis before world war ii. >> what i said yesterday is that the claims by president putin and other russians that they had to go into crimea and maybe further into eastern ukraine because they had to protect the russian minorities, and that is reminiscent of claims that were made back in the 1930s. >> reporter: tonight, john mccain is accusing the pentagon of intelligence failures for not seeing russia's moves into crimea. the pentagon said it saw troop movements, but it was not clear wh
PBS
Mar 6, 2014 11:00am PST
russian foreign minister sergei lavrov when us kids they don't carry but stressed the need to continue donald but no substantial agreements were made and has no direct meeting between the fall and spring income for twelve point three just activity came this makes the structure of suspending realty corporation and the european union offered fifteen begin dollars in aid to kiev matching no contest to what president viktor yanukovich accepted from moscow to turn his back on in the new association. as you the premise that the new me under the sun that we can all but the research cooperation agreement with the u s state of california california government carrie brownstein of the deal with them when to stop states to tap into israel's technological success with water conservation. netanyahu who has dubbed israel and innovation nation elected california on tuesday walking to the previous day with president obama. the pac ten hours off than if we are content there were all of his government planned to seize the ship containing ingredients but it's good for the gaza strip. he argues that the n
PBS
Mar 5, 2014 6:30am PST
state john kerry is set to sit down with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov. mr rann said the eu could impose sanctions on russia. ukraine gary and that right leaning on the sidelines at today's board meeting from that the un and the rest. helping the country better managed security and the growing number of refugees with him the annual congress in china gets underway. transform the world's second largest economy with steady growth and twelve percent increase defense spending the headlines read this and i kept expecting us to be intense. when ukraine at more than one thousand demonstrators waved to ukrainian flags in the eastern city of donetsk that was the first time a pro ukrainian crowd outnumbered pro russian protesters who it seems the government the green man. russian forces have been in the eastern command region for almost a week now. and speaking at his first press conference is the crisis began the russian president but in truth and said russia reserve the right to use all options to protect its compatriots who were living in quotes terror in ukraine that force was not
CBS
Mar 5, 2014 5:30pm PST
sergey lavrov that there is a way out of the crisis. russia must return its troops to bases in crimea. allow international observers into the region. and recognize ukraine's upcoming elections to establish a new government. it was the first time the former cold war adversaries had met since russia defied president obama's demand to halt its invasion of the crimean peninsula. >> we agreed to continue intense discussions in the coming days with russia, with the ukrainians, in order to see how we can help normalize the situation, stabilize it, and overcome the crisis. >> reporter: yesterday, kerry was more pessimistic about russia's military plans for ukraine. i asked him today if he still has the same feeling. he said no. but he views it as progress that russia has not flat out refused to negotiate. >> pelley: margaret brennan covering the talks in paris. thanks, margaret. today, in south africa, evidence mounted against track star oscar pistorius, famous for running on prosthetic blades after losing his legs as a child. pistorius on trial for murder and deborah patta is there. >
BBC America
Feb 26, 2014 6:00am EST
minister sergei lavrov says there's an attempt to turn russian-speaking residents into non-citizens. live to independence square, tim willcox. >> reporter: this national unity government is expected to be announced tomorrow. parliament is sitting today. we're expecting remarkable, extraordinary scenes later on. the potential cabinet ministers are due to be paraded on the stage just behind me here in independence square. at 7:00 local time, in some sort of x factor style, reality tv parade so the crowd can hear who they are and presumably cheer or boo if they are unhappy. then those cabinet ministers will be voted in, or perhaps not, by parliament tomorrow. you were mentioning, also that the riot police, the marks men, the snipers who many here believe were responsible for the deaths last week, that unit is to be disbanded and the interim president, oleksandr turchynov, will be assuming control of the armed forces. that will be quite a key moment as well. at the moment, buildings here in central kiev are being gartded by the protest groups and demonstrators. i went to the parliament
KRON
Mar 4, 2014 4:00am PST
foreign minister, sergei lavrov. cnn's andrew spencer reports the two will come face to face with widely varying views from the east and the west. >> your crank calls this an act of aggression but to deny the state's stated that it is in violation. this allows 24,000 troops to come there. the president of russia stated that this is a military incursion. >> this is a mini thousand people but that is not an encouragement. >> another key difference is that the president who fled and brought out protest. they still consider him the elected leader, the intern government. u.s. officials have reacted to this crisis, they have suspended talks with them on trade. they have also suspended some of the military. president barack obama gathered his security council to discuss ukraine and according to an official here examine ways to further--of this problem continues. i am andrew spencer reporting. >> the time is for 30 7:00 a.m.. you can i use your fault while you drive so apple has created a new way for you to use your iphone and the car. newt to >> >> apple is stepping up the i- phone experience.
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